Sovana, part of the municipality of Sorano, is known as an important Etruscan, medieval and Renaissance village, as well as an episcopal see, that is, the area of a bishop's ecclesiastical jurisdiction. The actual historical center developed in medieval times near an existing Etruscan necropolis ruled by the Aldobrandeschi family, who built a castle around the year 1000. Sovana vaunts one of the most charming squares in Italy and here, you can also visit the Sovana Cathedral (dating to the 10th century) and the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, located in piazza del Pretorio, presumably from the 12th century. Don't miss the Church of San Mamiliano, also in piazza del Pretorio, or the Palazzo dell'Archivio. Here, you'll also find Sovana's city walls and the Aldobrandechi Fortress.